April 15 2022 Good Friday

Pastor Ted Bootsma

The Seven Last Words of Christ – A Service of Scripture and Reflection
Call to Worship (Isaiah 53:4-6):
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our
sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
All we, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
God’s Greeting
Opening Hymn: Go to Dark Gethsemane
The First Word – “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
Reading: Psalm 51:1-12 and Reflection
Song: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended?
The Second Word – “Today you will be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43
Reading: John 14:1-6 and Reflection
Song: Jesus, Remember Me
The Third Word  – “Dear woman, here is your son . . . here is your mother.” John 19:26-27
Reading: Mark 3:31-35 and Reflection
Song: Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed
The Fourth Word – “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46
Reading: Psalm 22:1-11 and Reflection
Song: Were You There?
The Fifth Word – “I am thirsty.” John 19:28
Reading: Isaiah 55:1-2 and Reflection
Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
The Sixth Word – “It is finished.” John 19:30
Reading: Luke 13:31-35 and Reflection
Song: O Sacred Head Now Wounded
The Seventh Word – “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46
Reading: Luke 2:29-35 and Reflection
The Christ Candle is Removed
Song: You Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd
God’s Blessing to His People